Benjamin Britton, Panic Americana, oil on canvas, 96 x 180"
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Feb 8-May 17, 2015 Jennifer Pastor, MFA '92; Jason Rhoades, MFA '93 and Professors Andrea Fraser and Catherine Opie in group exhibition, Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey.

January News Gala Porras-Kim, BA '07 and Wu Tsang, MFA '10 were recipients of Creative Capital awards in the visual arts.

  Sarah Beadle, BA '10 was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography at Willamette University for the 2014-15 academic year.

  Rafa Esparza, BA '11 with arts organization, Clockshop; California State Parks; and Self Help Graphics & Art have a year long project along the banks of the L.A. River titled C/S or Con/Safos (with respect). Artists participating in the project include Sarah Dougherty, MFA '12; Timo Fahler, MFA '12; and Iris Hu, BA '13.

  Benjamin Britton, MFA '08, was hired as a tenure-track assistant professor of Drawing and Painting at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.

Jan 23-May 8, 2015 Krysten Cunningham, MFA '03: solo exhibition, Procession of a Rectangle, at VAROLA, West Hollywood.

Jan 18-Mar 29, 2015 Math Bass, MFA '11 in group exhibition, Joshing the Watershed, at Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles.

Jan 17-Mar 13, 2015 Lia Halloran, BA '99; Shoshi Kanokohata, MFA '14 in group exhibition, Petraphilia: The Love of Stones, at FOCA (Fellows of Contemporary Art) in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Jan 17-Mar 7, 2015 Annie Lapin, MFA '07 and Sarah Dougherty, MFA '12 in group exhibition, Sincerely Yours, at the Torrance Art Museum.

Jan 17-Feb 28, 2015 Farrah Karapetian, MFA '08: solo exhibition, Stagecraft, at Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.

Jan 12-Mar 27, 2015 Amir H. Fallah, MFA '05: Artist Lab Residency and Exhibition, Perfect Strangers, at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA.

Jan 11-Feb 14, 2015 Jasmine Little, BA '07: solo exhibition, Non Sequitur Streaming Narrative, at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles.

Jan 10-Feb 28, 2015 Eamon Ore-Giron, MFA '06 and Timo Fahler, MFA '12 in group exhibition at LA><ART's new space in Hollywood.

Jan 10-Feb 21, 2015 Kim McCarty, MFA '88: solo exhibition, Liquid Matter, at Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Jan 10-Feb 21, 2015 Marina Pinsky, MFA '12 and Visiting Faculty, John Houck, in group exhibition, Speed Space, at Tif Sigfrids (BA, '05), Los Angeles.

Jan 10-Feb 14, 2015 Allison Miller, MFA '01 and Michael John Kelly, MFA '13 in group exhibition, Plainly to Propound, at GAVLAK, Los Angeles.

Jan 10-Feb 14, 2015 Ian Pines, MFA '10 in Three Painters at Coagula Curatorial in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

Jan 10-Feb 7, 2015 Amir Zaki, MFA '99: solo exhibition, Seeking Clarity, at ACME, Los Angeles.

Jan 9-Feb 7, 2015 Sanya Kantarovsky, MFA '11: solo exhibition, Gushers, at Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles.

Jan 9-Feb 7, 2015 Daniel Caballero, BA '14 in two-person exhibition, Closet Door, at the Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles.

Jan 6-Feb 14, 2015 Jane Hugentober, MFA '14 in group exhibition, Untethered, at Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles.

December News Rafa Esparza, BA '11 was awarded an Art Matters 2014 grant.

November News Jan Wurm, BA '72 participated in group exhibitions: FourSquared at Arc Gallery, San Francisco (Aug 23-Sept 20, 2014) and Catamaran 2nd Anniversary Exhibition at Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz (Nov 7-30, 2014). She also curated the exhibition, Closely Considered: Diebenkorn in Berkeley (Sept 13-Nov 15, 2014) at the Richmond Art center.

Nov 22, 2014-Mar 14, 2015 Daniel Hawkins, BA '09: solo exhibition, Desert Lighthouse Ultimatum: The Second Installation in Daniel Hawkins' Desert Lighthouse Trilogy, at UC Riverside's Culver Center for the Arts.

Nov 22, 2014-Feb, 8, 2015 Wu Tsang, MFA '10: solo exhibition: Not in My Language, at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland.

Nov 21, 2014-Jan 11, 2015 Jacqueline Cedar, BA '07: solo exhibition at 106 Green, New York.

Nov 21-Dec 12, 2014 Shana Lutker, MFA '05: solo exhibition, Realism, at LA><ART in Hollywood.

Nov 15-Dec 20, 2014 Amy Adler, MFA '95: solo exhibition, Location, at ACME., Los Angeles.

Nov 15-Dec 20, 2014 Florian Maier-Aichen, MFA '01: solo exhibition at Blum and Poe, Los Angeles.

Nov 15-Dec 20, 2014 Matthew Brandt, MFA '08: solo exhibition, Woodblocks, at Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France.

Nov 14, 2014-Jan 10, 2015 Peter Holzhauer, MFA '07; Matthew Brandt, MFA '08; Whitney Hubbs, MFA '09; Owen Kydd, MFA '12; Visiting Faculty Phil Chang and John Houck; and Professors Catherine Opie and James Welling in group exhibition, Me and Benjamin, at Galerie Xippas, Paris, France.

Nov 8, 2014-Jan 3, 2015 Brian Bress, MFA '06: solo exhibition, You Can't Sleep on a Door, at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.

Nov 8-Dec 13, 2014 Sanya Kantarovsky, MFA '11: solo exhibition, Happy Soul, at LA><ART, Los Angeles.

Nov 8-Dec 6, 2014 Jonathan Apgar, MFA '13: in group exhibition, Paradise Sauna, at TSA LA, Los Angeles.

Fri, Nov 7, 2014 Lisa Henry, MA '01, independent curator and coordinator for the Inland Arts organization SALT+SPICE, will be hosting Other Desert Mothers, a reading of Desert Poetry by Ruth Nolan at the Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.

Nov 2-30, 2014 Sean Raspet, MFA '14 in group exhibition, Liminal Sunday, at Satellite Space, Santa Monica.

Nov 1-Dec 14, 2014 Salomon Huerta, MFA '98; Shizu Saldamando, BA '00; Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, BA '03; Samira Yamin, BA '06; Brenna Youngblood, MFA '06; Gala Porras-Kim, BA '07; Khalid Hussein, BA '08 in group exhibition, Attunement, at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

Oct 30-Nov 29, 2014 Tony Berlant, MFA '64: solo exhibition, Close to Home, at LA Louver, Venice, CA.

Oct 25, 2014-Jan 25, 2015 Analia Saban, MFA '05; Eamon Ore-Giron, MFA '06; Tameka Norris, BA '10, and Professor Andrea Fraser in Prospect.3: Notes for Now (P.3) in New Orleans.

Oct 9-Nov 8, 2014 Devin Kenny, MFA '13: in group exhibition TL;DR at Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand.

Oct 5, 2014 Carolyn Castaño, MFA '01 and Annie Lapin, MFA '07 were featured in the article, "Land of Artists," in the California Sunday Magazine.

Oct 3-25, 2014 Matthias Merkel Hess, MFA '10: in group exhibition, Cassius Clay, at Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, UK.

Oct 2, 2014-Jan 5, 2015 Olga Balema, MFA '09; Chadwick Rantanen, MFA '10 in group exhibition, Puddle, pothole, portal, at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY.

Nov 15, 2014-Jan 31, 2015 Leyla Cardenas, MFA '04: site-specific installation, Scarcity, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA.

Nov 1, 2014-Jan 3, 2015 Brian Bress, MFA '06: solo exhibition at Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.

Oct 3, 2014-Jan 4, 2015 Leyla Cardenas, MFA '04 in group exhibition, Limited Visibility, at CAM Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sept 27 Brian Chambers, BA '12 and Lena Wolek, BA '12: in group exhibition, Impermanence, at the Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA.

Sept 20-Oct 18, 2014 Benjamin Britton, MFA '08: solo exhibition, Your apprehension is noted, at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Sept 17-Dec 10, 2014 Owen Kydd, MFA '12 and Lucas Blalock, MFA '13 in group exhibition, Under Construction - New Positions in American Photography, at Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sept 17-Nov 6, 2014 Lena Wolek, BA '12: Dancing and Dueling: Joe and Elena Wolek, at Santa Ana College Main Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

Sept 14-Oct 26, 2014 Lily Simonson, MFA '08: solo exhibition, On Ice, at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sept 14-Oct 25, 2014 Peter Shelton, MFA '79: solo exhibition, littleBIG, at Mount St. Mary's Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sept 13-Nov 1, 2014 Anthony Pearson, MFA '99; Hannah Greely, BA '02; Ben Jackel, MFA '05; Matthias Merkel Hess, MFA '10; Emily Sudd, MFA '14; and Visiting Faculty Olga Koumoundouros in group exhibition, Transmogrification of the Ordinary, at Angles Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sept 13-Nov 1, 2014 Karl Haendel, MFA '03 in group exhibition, Informal Forms, at Aran Cravey, Los Angeles.

Sept 12-Oct 11, 2014 Mimi Lauter, BA '05: solo exhibition, Thresholds of a Wave, at Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA.

Sept 7-Nov 16, 2014 Leyla Cardenas, MFA '04 and Matthew Brandt, MFA '08 in group exhibition, Homeland [In[Security: Vanishing Dreams at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, New York.

Sept 7-Oct 18, 2014 Frank Benson, MFA '03 and Chadwick Rantanten, MFA '10 in group exhibition, New Gravity, at Overduin & Co., Los Angeles.

Sept 6-Oct 26, 2014 Analia Saban, MFA '05: Expanding on an expansive subject, Part 2: Analia Saban, Is this a painting? at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA.

Sept 6-Oct 25, 2014 Dashiell Manley, MFA '11: solo exhibition, Company and Conversations at Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Sept 6-Oct 18, 2014 Ruby Neri, MFA '98 in group exhibition, They're There, at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.

Sept 6-Oct 4, 2014 Amy Adler, MFA '95; Kurt Kauper, MFA '95; Martin Kersels, MFA '95, BA '92; Amir Zaki, MFA '99; Daniel Cummings, MFA '07; Matthias Merkel Hess, MFA '10; Jonathan Apgar, MFA '13; Katie Sinnott, MFA '13 in group exhibition, 20 Years of ACME., at ACME., Los Angeles.

Sept 5-Oct 5, 2014 Sean Shim-Boyle, MFA '12: solo exhibition, Sisyphus at Signal, Brooklyn, New York.

Sept 2-Oct 30, 2014 Sandeep Mukherjee, MFA '99 and Allison Miller, MFA '01 in group exhibition, Pictures of Everything, at the Harris Gallery, University of La Verne, CA.

Sept 1, 2014-Feb 15, 2015 Brennan Gerard, MFA '13 and Ryan Kelly, MFA '13: Gerard & Kelly: P.O.L.E. (People, Objects, Language, Exchange), at the New Museum, New York.

Aug 24, 2014-Mar 22, 2015 Anthony Pearson, MFA '99; Analia Saban, MFA '05 and Dashiell Manley, MFA '11 in group exhibition, Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Aug 24, 2014 David Whitaker, MFA '13 graduated from the University of Santa Monica with a Master's Degree in Spiritual Psychology.

Aug 23-Oct 18, 2014 Tanya Batura, MFA '03 and Joshua Callaghan, MFA '05 in group exhibition, Another Thing Coming. New Art in Los Angeles, at the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.

Aug 23-Sept 27, 2014 Jonathan Apgar, MFA '13; Erin Morrison, MFA '14, and current student, Ross McLain, MFA '15 in group exhibition, À la Mode: Painted Method, presented by L'Art Projects in the Hollywood Hills.

August News Jennifer Moon, BA '96 received the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2014 Mohn Public Recognition Award which was determined by public vote.

Aug 22-Sept 5, 2014 Sharon Lee, BA '06 in group exhibition, Spirit and Beauty of Korea, at the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

Aug 18-Oct 31, 2014 Frank Ryan, MFA '06: CLOAK: Iterations of a Draped Figure at Sonoma State University Library Gallery.

Aug 10, 2014 D'Ette Nogle: MFA '00 performs in Tragedy Plus Time at Public Fiction as part of the Hammer Museum's Made in L.A. 2014.

Aug 10, 2014 Ry Rocklen, BA '02 and Nick Lowe, BA '02: Discussion, rap, and book signing at Art Catalogues, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Aug 9-30, 2014 Kerry Tribe, MFA '02 and Kirsten Everberg, MFA '04, BA '01 in summer group show at 1301PE, Los Angeles.

Aug 9-30, 2014 David Bell, BA '12 and Iris Yirei Hu, BA '13: The Floor and the Cane at Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles.

Aug 5, 2014 Devin Kenny, MFA '13 performs In the Cloud / On the Ground: The Affective Space of Our Telecommunication Environment at the Hammer Museum.

Aug 2-Oct 4, 2014 Brian Chambers, BA '12 and Elena Wolek, BA '12: in group exhibition, Transit, at Santa Ana College Gallery, Santa Ana, CA.

Aug 2, 2014 Matthias Merkel Hess, MFA '10: MerkelWare Party at Marine Projects, Venice, CA.

July 26-Aug 29, 2014 Mitsuko Ikeno, MFA '09 in 2-person exhibition, Beautiful Ugly Things at Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA.

July News Simon Leung, BA '87; Mark Flores, BA '99; Farrah Karapetian, MFA '08; Matthias Merkel Hess, MFA '10; Rafael Esparza, BA '11; and Visiting Faculty Jim Skuldt were awarded California Community Foundation (CCF) Fellowships for 2014.

July 19-Aug 23, 2014 Emilie Halpern, BA '98: Standard Candles (with Andrew Cameron) at Samuel Freeman, Los Angeles.

July 19-Aug 23, 2014 Erin Desmond, BA '10 in group exhibition, Deep End: Yale MFA Photo 2014, at Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles.

July 19-Aug 16, 2014 Kathleen Ryan, MFA '14 in group exhibition, The White Album, at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

July 18-Aug 30, 2014 D'Ette Nogle, MFA '00; Mungo Thomson, MFA '00; Patricia Fernandez, BA '02: in group exhibition, And Yes, I Even Remember You., at Aran Cravey, Los Angeles.

July 13-Dec 14, 2014 Evan Holloway, MFA '97; Farah Karapetian, MFA '08: in group exhibition, The Fifth Wall at the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena.


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